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The Last Good Neighbor: Mexico in the Global Sixties
by Eric Zolov
Duke University Press, 2020
eISBN: 978-1-4780-0710-4 | Cloth: 978-1-4780-0543-8 | Paper: 978-1-4780-0620-6
Library of Congress Classification F1235.Z64 2020

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In The Last Good Neighbor Eric Zolov presents a revisionist account of Mexican domestic politics and international relations during the long 1960s, tracing how Mexico emerged from the shadow of FDR's Good Neighbor policy to become a geopolitical player in its own right during the Cold War. Zolov shows how President Adolfo López Mateos (1958–1964) leveraged Mexico's historical ties with the United States while harnessing the left's passionate calls for solidarity with developing nations in a bold attempt to alter the course of global politics. During this period, Mexico forged relationships with the Soviet Bloc, took positions at odds with US interests, and entered the scene of Third World internationalism. Drawing on archival research from Mexico, the United States, and Britain, Zolov gives a broad perspective on the multitudinous, transnational forces that shaped Mexican political culture in ways that challenge standard histories of the period.

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